Directed by Rembrandt

February 19 2024

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Picture: Rembrandthuis

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The Rembrandthuis in Amsterdam will be opening their latest exhibition next month. Directed by: Rembrandt will focus on the artist's abilities as a storyteller with images, and will feature loans from several museums and private collections.

According to the website:

Just like theatre directors, Rembrandt manipulated all elements in his artworks at his discretion, aiming to depict a story as captivatingly and convincingly as possible. The main directing techniques he used are:

Choosing the Right Moment
Facial Expression
Hand Gestures
Costumes and Accessories

A painter can use the expression on a figure’s face to tell an important part of a story. For this, Rembrandt studied actors in the theatre. He also acted himself in front of the mirror in his studio.

The show will run from 3rd March 2024 until 26th May 2024.

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